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Grade: 11
* 1.[30210] Choose the statement that best describes your education and/or specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-11 position.
  1. I possess one year of specialized experience matching what is described in the vacancy announcement. This matching experience is well described in my resume.
  2. I possess three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the second full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application and the matching experience is well described in my resume.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.[11039] Select the response that describes your experience interpreting Federal grants management laws, administrative rules, policies and regulations, including but not limited to GAO requirements, OMB circulars, and other grants management laws.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education, or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing the task because of my expertise.


* 3.[11043] Select the response that best describes your experience applying qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques to analyze and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of grants management processes and systems.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education, or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing the task because of my expertise.


* 4.[20531] Select the statements that describe your experience analyzing programs with interrelated processes and operations.
  1. I have allocated resources within amounts collected.
  2. I have prepared reports for computerized accounting systems analysis.
  3. I have ensured that data entry is accurate.
  4. I have verified that payments are made for reasonable, allowable and allocable activities.
  5. I have verified that payments are made in the correct amount for the registration or user fee.
  6. I have verified the requirements of current regulations to ongoing programs.
  7. None of the above


* 5.[814] Choose the statement that best describes your experience in executing the funds of assigned programs.
  1. I have approved or disapproved amount and timing of funds to be allotted to programs.
  2. I have prepared status of funds reports and provide information to management officials.
  3. I have tracked obligations and expenses and identified negative trends in obligations and or expenses.
  4. I have approved or disapproved amount and timing of funds to be allotted to programs. I have prepared status of funds reports and provide information to management officials.
  5. I have tracked obligations and expenses and identified negative trends in obligations and or expenses. I approved or disapproved amount and timing of funds to be allotted to programs.
  6. I have tracked obligations and expenses and identified negative trends in obligations and or expenses. I have prepared status of funds reports and provide information to management officials.
  7. I have tracked obligations and expenses and identified negative trends in obligations and or expenses. I approved or disapproved amount and timing of funds to be allotted to programs. I prepared status of funds reports and provide information to management officials.
  8. None of the above


* 6.[8990] Select the budget activities you have performed in the last year and that collectively took over 25 percent of your time.
  1. Assist in budget execution
  2. Prepare monthly/quarterly financial reports
  3. Monitor and track obligations and expenditures for assigned programs and projects
  4. Respond to budget inquiries
  5. Resolution of budgetary/financial issues
  6. None of the above


* 7.[15811] Select the statement that best describes your experience with making complex calculations involving multiple calculation steps in order to determine funding distributions or allocations.
  1. I have no experience with making complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations.
  2. I have occasionally made complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations under close supervision of a senior employee.
  3. I have occasionally and independently made complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations.
  4. I have regularly made complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations under close supervision of a senior employee.
  5. I have regularly and independently made complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations
  6. I have regularly and independently made complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations AND I have trained others in performing this duty or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this duty.


* 8.[22249] Select the statements that describe the budget activities you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Determined the costs and benefits of operations
  2. Responded to budget inquiries
  3. Resolved budgetary/financial issues
  4. Monitored and tracked obligations and expenditures for assigned programs and projects
  5. Prepared monthly/quarterly financial reports
  6. Recommended budget plans to reviewing and approving authorities
  7. Assisted in budget execution
  8. Assisted in budget formulation
  9. Resolved budget execution issues
  10. Resolved budget formulation issues
  11. Budget execution
  12. Budget formulation for multi-year programs
  13. Budget formulation and execution for multiple projects in one year
  14. None of the above


* 9.[3849] Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in budget execution using a centralized accounting system such as DELPHI (Oracle for Federal Financials) or similar system.
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in budget execution using a centralized accounting system.
  2. I have education or training in budget execution using a centralized accounting system, but have not applied it to a job.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related tasks and my experience and training has equipped me with the ability to perform this task successfully.
  4. I have performed budget execution using a centralized accounting system, such as DELPHI, or similar system routinely and independently as a regular part of a job.
  5. I independently and regularly perform budget execution using a centralized accounting system and others consult me for advice or training in performing this task based on my expertise.


* 10.[380] Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience with financial system audit and review.
  1. Reviews, tests and evaluates system internal controls
  2. Reviews compliance with General Accepted Accounting Principle and internal management policies and procedures
  3. Verifies accuracy of payments and billings to protect company from losses caused by inefficiency or fraud
  4. Conducts operational and financial reviews for management to determine effectiveness of controls
  5. Assesses efficiency of organization and provides recommendation for improvements
  6. None of the above


* 11.[730] Select the statement that best describes your experience managing the utilization of automated financial systems to analyze or prepare financial statements.
  1. I have managed the operational aspects of analyzing or preparing financial statements from an automated financial system.
  2. I have managed the operational aspects of analyzing or preparing financial statements from an automated financial system under Federal accounting standards.
  3. I have planned and managed the overall strategy for analyzing or preparing auditable financial statements under Federal accounting standards for a small to medium (less than 15,000 employees) organization.
  4. I have planned and managed the overall program strategy for analyzing or preparing auditable financial statements under Federal accounting standards for a large (more than 15,000 employees) and organizationally complex organization (one with more than 10 subdivisions).
  5. None of the above


* 12.[374] Choose the statement that best describes your experience in the design, development and implementation of automated accounting systems and subsystems.
  1. I have developed system requirements.
  2. I have developed policy for the implementation of automated accounting systems and subsystems.
  3. I have been responsible for ensuring transactions are entered properly when changes are made to an automated accounting systems and subsystems.
  4. None of the above


* 13.[5984] Select the statement that best describes your experience developing and monitoring internal accounting control procedures in order to identify problem areas, determine the action required to improve operating effectiveness, and maintain the integrity of financial information.
  1. I have developed and monitored internal accounting control procedures in order to identify problem areas, determine the action required to improve operating effectiveness, and implement changes in order to maintain the integrity of financial information for an organization.
  2. I have developed and monitored internal accounting control procedures to identify problem areas, determine the action required to improve operating effectiveness, and maintain the integrity of financial information.
  3. I have developed and monitored internal accounting control procedures to identify problem areas that impact the effectiveness and the integrity of financial information of an organization.
  4. I have experience monitoring internal accounting control procedures to identify problem areas that impact the effectiveness and the integrity of financial information of an organization, but require assistance and supervision.
  5. None of the above.


* 14.[15889] Select the statement that applies to your education and/or experience utilizing an automated accounting system to monitor accounts, provide reports, and advise staff of abnormalities, etc.
  1. I have no education, experience, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. In addition to number 4, this task has been the most important part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.[418] Choose the response(s) that represent your experience using budget data to identify and assist in the resolution of problems.
  1. Data Reporting
  2. Data Collection
  3. Analysis
  4. Interpretation
  5. Application
  6. Tracking
  7. Quality Assurance
  8. None of the above


* 16.[15813] Select the statement that best describes your experience with preparing formal documentation (official memoranda, official letters, legal notices, etc.) incorporating descriptions of applicable legislative provisions/regulations and information on funding calculations/distributions.
  1. I have no experience preparing formal documentation containing such information.
  2. I have occasionally prepared formal documentation containing such information under close supervision of a senior employee.
  3. I have occasionally and independently prepared formal documentation containing such information.
  4. I have regularly prepared formal documentation containing such information under close supervision of a senior employee.
  5. I have regularly and independently prepared formal documentation containing such information
  6. I have regularly and independently prepared formal documentation containing such information AND I have trained others in performing this duty or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this duty.


* 17.[19310] Select the statements that describe your experience managing activities of an office budget.
  1. Obligated funds
  2. Reviewed past cost expenditures
  3. Reviewed and coordinated accounting documents
  4. Analyzed recurring reports to determine proper application of funds
  5. Tracked expenditures
  6. Collected data of application funds
  7. Developed budget estimates for office programs (i.e., travel, printing, supplies)
  8. Reviewed use of funds documents for legal and regulatory aspects
  9. Reviewed documents by checking the propriety of obligations and expenditures
  10. Prepared interoffice budget forecasts
  11. Prepared allotments and sub-allotments of funds for distribution
  12. Developed budget justifications commensurate with operating goals
  13. None of the above


* 18.[423] Choose the statement(s) that apply to your experience in budget execution for multi-year, direct, or reimbursable programs (i.e., the allocation, obligation, and expenditure of funds to accomplish the Agency's goals; and the rigorous monitoring and reporting of actual results to budgeted results along with causes of variances and planned corrective actions, if necessary).
  1. I have no experience in the execution of performance-based budgets.
  2. I have assisted in the execution of a performance-based budget under $50 million.
  3. I have managed the execution of a performance-based budget under $50 million.
  4. I have assisted in the execution of a performance-based budget between $50-100 million.
  5. I have managed the execution of a performance-based budget between $50-100 million.
  6. I have assisted in the execution of a performance-based between $100-500 million.
  7. I have managed the execution of a performance-based budget between $100-500 million.
  8. I have assisted in the execution of a performance-based budget greater than $500 million.
  9. I have managed the execution of a performance-based budget greater than $500 million.
  10. I have prepared supporting material for the execution of a performance-based budget under $50 million.
  11. I have prepared supporting material for the execution of a performance-based budget between $50-100 million.
  12. I have prepared supporting material for the execution of a performance-based budget between $100-500 million.
  13. I have prepared supporting material for the execution of a performance-based budget greater than $500 million.
  14. None of the above


* 19.[2392] Select the statement that best describes your experience formulating, presenting, and executing a budget.
  1. I have had overall responsibility for budget formulation, presentation, and execution for an organizational unit.
  2. I have had budget execution responsibility for one or more programs in an organizational unit.
  3. I have had budget formulation and presentation responsibility for one or more programs in an organizational unit.
  4. I have contributed to some aspect of the budget process in an organizational unit.
  5. I do not have experience in the formulation, presentation, or execution of a budget.


* 20.[16288] Select the budget execution functions in which you have at least one year of experience performing.
  1. I have experience tracking obligations 20
  2. I have experience preparing financial analyses to project obligation requirements.
  3. I have experience assisting managers with developing, formulating, and presenting budget submissions.
  4. I have experience reviewing and editing budget requests to ensure conformity and correctness.
  5. I have experience evaluating the cost and benefit of proposed and existing programs.
  6. I have experience advising and assisting program managers in developing budget requests and documentation.
  7. I have experience compiling narrative and statistical budget materials.
  8. I have no experience in this area.


* 21.[15812] Select the statements that reflect your experience with responding to questions and requests for information related to agency funding from stakeholders, such as field personnel, senior agency leadership, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional staff.
  1. I have provided stakeholders with information on funding distributions or allocations.
  2. I have answered stakeholder questions on the calculations of funding distributions or allocations.
  3. I have answered stakeholder questions on the implementation of legislation or regulations related to agency funding.
  4. I have provided stakeholders with funding calculations based on requested scenarios/parameters.
  5. I have provided assistance on legislative drafting related to agency funding at the request of agency leadership or Congressional staff.
  6. None of the above.


* 22.[438] Choose the statement that best describes your ability to communicate with people of diverse budgetary skills and backgrounds with minimal supervision.
  1. I have experience working and communicating with peers inside my immediate office.
  2. I have experience working with peers outside my immediate office, and communicate effectively with those outside the budget field.
  3. I have experience working with people of all levels those outside my immediate agency and am able to communicate complex budget concepts in a manner that is easily understood by those outside the budget field.
  4. I have experience working with people of all levels outside my immediate agency and I am considered to be an expert in communicating complex budget and program concepts to those outside the budget field and/or program area.
  5. None of the above


* 23.[5276] Select the response(s) that describe your experience providing technical assistance and training on finance management systems and finance management related issues.
  1. I have developed and conducted workshops, courses and/or seminars on finance management systems and/or finance management related issues.
  2. I assisted with developing and conducting workshops, courses and or seminars on finance management systems and/or finance management related issues.
  3. I have used teleconferencing, videoconferencing, or an internet based product to conduct technical assistance and training on finance management systems and/or finance management related issues.
  4. I have assisted my organization's customers when they had issues and questions on my organization's finance programs.
  5. None of the above


* 24.[6595] Select the response that best describes your leadership skills and your ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse budgetary skills and backgrounds.
  1. I have limited experience in working and communicating with peers outside my immediate office.
  2. I have moderate experience in working with peers outside my immediate office and in those instances I am able to communicate effectively with outside the budget field.
  3. I have significant experience in working with people of all levels outside my immediate agency and am able to communicate complex budget concepts in a manner that is easily understood by those outside the budget field.
  4. I have extensive experience in working with people of all levels outside my immediate agency and I am considered to be an expert in communicating complex budget and program concepts to those outside the budget field and/or program area.
  5. None of the above.


* 25.[7985] Select the response that describe your experience providing management advice and explaining problems related to the automated accounting system, and writing a variety of accounting documents, such as procedures, policies, reports, and interpretive guidance.
  1. I have performed this task or function with assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  2. I have performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  3. I have performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  4. Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in administering, working with, or performing this task or function. I have served as a technical expert or instructed others on this task or function.
  5. None of the above.


* 26.[9238] Select the statement(s) that reflect your experience in responding to requests for budgetary information.
  1. I have experience responding to Congressional requests for information.
  2. I have experience responding to the Office of Management and Budget data calls.
  3. I have experience responding to Government Accountability Office inquiries.
  4. I have experience responding to Department of Treasury inquiries.
  5. I have experience responding to management requests for information.
  6. None of the above.


Grade: 12
* 1.[341] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-12 position.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  2. I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.


* 2.[11039] Select the response that describes your experience interpreting Federal grants management laws, administrative rules, policies and regulations, including but not limited to GAO requirements, OMB circulars, and other grants management laws.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education, or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing the task because of my expertise.


* 3.[11043] Select the response that best describes your experience applying qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques to analyze and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of grants management processes and systems.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education, or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing the task because of my expertise.


* 4.[20531] Select the statements that describe your experience analyzing programs with interrelated processes and operations.
  1. I have allocated resources within amounts collected.
  2. I have prepared reports for computerized accounting systems analysis.
  3. I have ensured that data entry is accurate.
  4. I have verified that payments are made for reasonable, allowable and allocable activities.
  5. I have verified that payments are made in the correct amount for the registration or user fee.
  6. I have verified the requirements of current regulations to ongoing programs.
  7. None of the above


* 5.[814] Choose the statement that best describes your experience in executing the funds of assigned programs.
  1. I have approved or disapproved amount and timing of funds to be allotted to programs.
  2. I have prepared status of funds reports and provide information to management officials.
  3. I have tracked obligations and expenses and identified negative trends in obligations and or expenses.
  4. I have approved or disapproved amount and timing of funds to be allotted to programs. I have prepared status of funds reports and provide information to management officials.
  5. I have tracked obligations and expenses and identified negative trends in obligations and or expenses. I approved or disapproved amount and timing of funds to be allotted to programs.
  6. I have tracked obligations and expenses and identified negative trends in obligations and or expenses. I have prepared status of funds reports and provide information to management officials.
  7. I have tracked obligations and expenses and identified negative trends in obligations and or expenses. I approved or disapproved amount and timing of funds to be allotted to programs. I prepared status of funds reports and provide information to management officials.
  8. None of the above


* 6.[8990] Select the budget activities you have performed in the last year and that collectively took over 25 percent of your time.
  1. Assist in budget execution
  2. Prepare monthly/quarterly financial reports
  3. Monitor and track obligations and expenditures for assigned programs and projects
  4. Respond to budget inquiries
  5. Resolution of budgetary/financial issues
  6. None of the above


* 7.[15811] Select the statement that best describes your experience with making complex calculations involving multiple calculation steps in order to determine funding distributions or allocations.
  1. I have no experience with making complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations.
  2. I have occasionally made complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations under close supervision of a senior employee.
  3. I have occasionally and independently made complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations.
  4. I have regularly made complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations under close supervision of a senior employee.
  5. I have regularly and independently made complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations
  6. I have regularly and independently made complex, multiple-step calculations to determine funding distributions or allocations AND I have trained others in performing this duty or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this duty.


* 8.[22249] Select the statements that describe the budget activities you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Determined the costs and benefits of operations
  2. Responded to budget inquiries
  3. Resolved budgetary/financial issues
  4. Monitored and tracked obligations and expenditures for assigned programs and projects
  5. Prepared monthly/quarterly financial reports
  6. Recommended budget plans to reviewing and approving authorities
  7. Assisted in budget execution
  8. Assisted in budget formulation
  9. Resolved budget execution issues
  10. Resolved budget formulation issues
  11. Budget execution
  12. Budget formulation for multi-year programs
  13. Budget formulation and execution for multiple projects in one year
  14. None of the above


* 9.[3849] Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in budget execution using a centralized accounting system such as DELPHI (Oracle for Federal Financials) or similar system.
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in budget execution using a centralized accounting system.
  2. I have education or training in budget execution using a centralized accounting system, but have not applied it to a job.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related tasks and my experience and training has equipped me with the ability to perform this task successfully.
  4. I have performed budget execution using a centralized accounting system, such as DELPHI, or similar system routinely and independently as a regular part of a job.
  5. I independently and regularly perform budget execution using a centralized accounting system and others consult me for advice or training in performing this task based on my expertise.


* 10.[380] Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience with financial system audit and review.
  1. Reviews, tests and evaluates system internal controls
  2. Reviews compliance with General Accepted Accounting Principle and internal management policies and procedures
  3. Verifies accuracy of payments and billings to protect company from losses caused by inefficiency or fraud
  4. Conducts operational and financial reviews for management to determine effectiveness of controls
  5. Assesses efficiency of organization and provides recommendation for improvements
  6. None of the above


* 11.[730] Select the statement that best describes your experience managing the utilization of automated financial systems to analyze or prepare financial statements.
  1. I have managed the operational aspects of analyzing or preparing financial statements from an automated financial system.
  2. I have managed the operational aspects of analyzing or preparing financial statements from an automated financial system under Federal accounting standards.
  3. I have planned and managed the overall strategy for analyzing or preparing auditable financial statements under Federal accounting standards for a small to medium (less than 15,000 employees) organization.
  4. I have planned and managed the overall program strategy for analyzing or preparing auditable financial statements under Federal accounting standards for a large (more than 15,000 employees) and organizationally complex organization (one with more than 10 subdivisions).
  5. None of the above


* 12.[374] Choose the statement that best describes your experience in the design, development and implementation of automated accounting systems and subsystems.
  1. I have developed system requirements.
  2. I have developed policy for the implementation of automated accounting systems and subsystems.
  3. I have been responsible for ensuring transactions are entered properly when changes are made to an automated accounting systems and subsystems.
  4. None of the above


* 13.[5984] Select the statement that best describes your experience developing and monitoring internal accounting control procedures in order to identify problem areas, determine the action required to improve operating effectiveness, and maintain the integrity of financial information.
  1. I have developed and monitored internal accounting control procedures in order to identify problem areas, determine the action required to improve operating effectiveness, and implement changes in order to maintain the integrity of financial information for an organization.
  2. I have developed and monitored internal accounting control procedures to identify problem areas, determine the action required to improve operating effectiveness, and maintain the integrity of financial information.
  3. I have developed and monitored internal accounting control procedures to identify problem areas that impact the effectiveness and the integrity of financial information of an organization.
  4. I have experience monitoring internal accounting control procedures to identify problem areas that impact the effectiveness and the integrity of financial information of an organization, but require assistance and supervision.
  5. None of the above.


* 14.[15889] Select the statement that applies to your education and/or experience utilizing an automated accounting system to monitor accounts, provide reports, and advise staff of abnormalities, etc.
  1. I have no education, experience, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. In addition to number 4, this task has been the most important part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.[418] Choose the response(s) that represent your experience using budget data to identify and assist in the resolution of problems.
  1. Data Reporting
  2. Data Collection
  3. Analysis
  4. Interpretation
  5. Application
  6. Tracking
  7. Quality Assurance
  8. None of the above


* 16.[15813] Select the statement that best describes your experience with preparing formal documentation (official memoranda, official letters, legal notices, etc.) incorporating descriptions of applicable legislative provisions/regulations and information on funding calculations/distributions.
  1. I have no experience preparing formal documentation containing such information.
  2. I have occasionally prepared formal documentation containing such information under close supervision of a senior employee.
  3. I have occasionally and independently prepared formal documentation containing such information.
  4. I have regularly prepared formal documentation containing such information under close supervision of a senior employee.
  5. I have regularly and independently prepared formal documentation containing such information
  6. I have regularly and independently prepared formal documentation containing such information AND I have trained others in performing this duty or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this duty.


* 17.[19310] Select the statements that describe your experience managing activities of an office budget.
  1. Obligated funds
  2. Reviewed past cost expenditures
  3. Reviewed and coordinated accounting documents
  4. Analyzed recurring reports to determine proper application of funds
  5. Tracked expenditures
  6. Collected data of application funds
  7. Developed budget estimates for office programs (i.e., travel, printing, supplies)
  8. Reviewed use of funds documents for legal and regulatory aspects
  9. Reviewed documents by checking the propriety of obligations and expenditures
  10. Prepared interoffice budget forecasts
  11. Prepared allotments and sub-allotments of funds for distribution
  12. Developed budget justifications commensurate with operating goals
  13. None of the above


* 18.[423] Choose the statement(s) that apply to your experience in budget execution for multi-year, direct, or reimbursable programs (i.e., the allocation, obligation, and expenditure of funds to accomplish the Agency's goals; and the rigorous monitoring and reporting of actual results to budgeted results along with causes of variances and planned corrective actions, if necessary).
  1. I have no experience in the execution of performance-based budgets.
  2. I have assisted in the execution of a performance-based budget under $50 million.
  3. I have managed the execution of a performance-based budget under $50 million.
  4. I have assisted in the execution of a performance-based budget between $50-100 million.
  5. I have managed the execution of a performance-based budget between $50-100 million.
  6. I have assisted in the execution of a performance-based between $100-500 million.
  7. I have managed the execution of a performance-based budget between $100-500 million.
  8. I have assisted in the execution of a performance-based budget greater than $500 million.
  9. I have managed the execution of a performance-based budget greater than $500 million.
  10. I have prepared supporting material for the execution of a performance-based budget under $50 million.
  11. I have prepared supporting material for the execution of a performance-based budget between $50-100 million.
  12. I have prepared supporting material for the execution of a performance-based budget between $100-500 million.
  13. I have prepared supporting material for the execution of a performance-based budget greater than $500 million.
  14. None of the above


* 19.[2392] Select the statement that best describes your experience formulating, presenting, and executing a budget.
  1. I have had overall responsibility for budget formulation, presentation, and execution for an organizational unit.
  2. I have had budget execution responsibility for one or more programs in an organizational unit.
  3. I have had budget formulation and presentation responsibility for one or more programs in an organizational unit.
  4. I have contributed to some aspect of the budget process in an organizational unit.
  5. I do not have experience in the formulation, presentation, or execution of a budget.


* 20.[16288] Select the budget execution functions in which you have at least one year of experience performing.
  1. I have experience tracking obligations 20
  2. I have experience preparing financial analyses to project obligation requirements.
  3. I have experience assisting managers with developing, formulating, and presenting budget submissions.
  4. I have experience reviewing and editing budget requests to ensure conformity and correctness.
  5. I have experience evaluating the cost and benefit of proposed and existing programs.
  6. I have experience advising and assisting program managers in developing budget requests and documentation.
  7. I have experience compiling narrative and statistical budget materials.
  8. I have no experience in this area.


* 21.[15812] Select the statements that reflect your experience with responding to questions and requests for information related to agency funding from stakeholders, such as field personnel, senior agency leadership, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional staff.
  1. I have provided stakeholders with information on funding distributions or allocations.
  2. I have answered stakeholder questions on the calculations of funding distributions or allocations.
  3. I have answered stakeholder questions on the implementation of legislation or regulations related to agency funding.
  4. I have provided stakeholders with funding calculations based on requested scenarios/parameters.
  5. I have provided assistance on legislative drafting related to agency funding at the request of agency leadership or Congressional staff.
  6. None of the above.


* 22.[438] Choose the statement that best describes your ability to communicate with people of diverse budgetary skills and backgrounds with minimal supervision.
  1. I have experience working and communicating with peers inside my immediate office.
  2. I have experience working with peers outside my immediate office, and communicate effectively with those outside the budget field.
  3. I have experience working with people of all levels those outside my immediate agency and am able to communicate complex budget concepts in a manner that is easily understood by those outside the budget field.
  4. I have experience working with people of all levels outside my immediate agency and I am considered to be an expert in communicating complex budget and program concepts to those outside the budget field and/or program area.
  5. None of the above


* 23.[5276] Select the response(s) that describe your experience providing technical assistance and training on finance management systems and finance management related issues.
  1. I have developed and conducted workshops, courses and/or seminars on finance management systems and/or finance management related issues.
  2. I assisted with developing and conducting workshops, courses and or seminars on finance management systems and/or finance management related issues.
  3. I have used teleconferencing, videoconferencing, or an internet based product to conduct technical assistance and training on finance management systems and/or finance management related issues.
  4. I have assisted my organization's customers when they had issues and questions on my organization's finance programs.
  5. None of the above


* 24.[6595] Select the response that best describes your leadership skills and your ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse budgetary skills and backgrounds.
  1. I have limited experience in working and communicating with peers outside my immediate office.
  2. I have moderate experience in working with peers outside my immediate office and in those instances I am able to communicate effectively with outside the budget field.
  3. I have significant experience in working with people of all levels outside my immediate agency and am able to communicate complex budget concepts in a manner that is easily understood by those outside the budget field.
  4. I have extensive experience in working with people of all levels outside my immediate agency and I am considered to be an expert in communicating complex budget and program concepts to those outside the budget field and/or program area.
  5. None of the above.


* 25.[7985] Select the response that describe your experience providing management advice and explaining problems related to the automated accounting system, and writing a variety of accounting documents, such as procedures, policies, reports, and interpretive guidance.
  1. I have performed this task or function with assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  2. I have performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  3. I have performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  4. Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in administering, working with, or performing this task or function. I have served as a technical expert or instructed others on this task or function.
  5. None of the above.


* 26.[9238] Select the statement(s) that reflect your experience in responding to requests for budgetary information.
  1. I have experience responding to Congressional requests for information.
  2. I have experience responding to the Office of Management and Budget data calls.
  3. I have experience responding to Government Accountability Office inquiries.
  4. I have experience responding to Department of Treasury inquiries.
  5. I have experience responding to management requests for information.
  6. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.

Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them.

Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions.

High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.



* 1.[31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package.

  1. Yes
  2. No


[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.

* 2.[35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position.
  1. I have not held a government position.
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  13. 15


* 3.[3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.[31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.[586] How did you initially hear about this position?
  1. Email notification
  2. Agency website
  3. USAJobs (OPM) website
  4. Newspaper advertisement
  5. Magazine advertisement
  6. Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  7. Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  8. Friend or relative
  9. Job Fair
  10. Minority professional network
  11. Other

        BRANCHED: * 1.[5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 6.[588] Have you ever held a government travel card?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.[577] Do you certify that you have not previously had your travel card suspended or cancelled?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. No


* 7.[587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format).
Maximum length of 20 characters.


* 8.[620] My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better (includes pass in pass/fail systems).
  1. True
  2. False


For all positions requiring travel, potential applicants must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment.

For those employees who enter on board and find that they are unable to obtain a card based on their credit history or who do not retain their card during employment may be subject to removal from the Federal service.

Applicants (who have Federal employment experience) will be required to certify in writing that they have not previously had their travel card suspended or cancelled. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.